Intuitive Paintings

the first five years

2009 - 2013

In 2001, I moved from Ontario to British Columbia to continue my work in the natural health industry.  

In 2009, still living and working on the west coast, I discovered a new passion - INTUITIVE PAINTING

From 2009 - 2013, I created over 100 mixed media pieces and experienced the transformative power of art.

These first 5 years of art-making gave me a deep appreciation for the magical process of intuitive painting and creative expression.

No Speak!
No Speak!

This was my first painting. It all began after a hard day at work...

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Earth Goddess (Venus of Willendorf)
Earth Goddess (Venus of Willendorf)

Inspired by the movie 'Seraphine'.

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The Mystery Deepens
The Mystery Deepens

Unbeknownst to me, my sister was working on a similar piece, with a similar name, at the same time!

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Tribute to Bee
Tribute to Bee

Aug 2009 acrylic on canvas 20 x 20 in (For mom, who wanted me to paint 'pretty flowers')

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Sungod
Sungod

Oct 2009 acrylic on loose canvas 12 x 16 in

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Love One Another
Love One Another

Nov 2009 acrylic on canvas 8 x 8 in

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November Sungazing
November Sungazing

Nov 2009 acrylic on canvas 8 x 8 in

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Moon Goddess
Moon Goddess

Nov 2009 acrylic, marker on canvas 8 x 8 in

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Beauty and the Beast
Beauty and the Beast

Feb 2010 acrylic on paper (Paint Dancing - permission granted for album cover)

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Paint Dance Pi
Paint Dance Pi

Created during a Paint Dance event - acrylic on paper - original stolen from my car Nov 2012

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I See You
I See You

March 2010 acrylic on paper I realized in 2012 that 'I See You' was the way the Na'vi greeted each other in the movie, Avatar. This image was created at a Paint Dancing event a couple months after the film was released. I wasn't conscious of the connection until later.

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Santa Fe Memories
Santa Fe Memories

March 2010 acrylic on paper 22 x 30 (class with Anita Nairne)

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Formidable Women
Formidable Women

Nov 2010 mixed media on canvas 20 x 16 A birthday gift for my friend, Donna, who is featured in the painting.

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Lift The Veil
Lift The Veil

Nov 2010 mixed media on canvas 16 x 12 I felt this image of a veil being lifted from her eyes was autobiographical because of my newly discovered creative vision.

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Phaistos Disk
Phaistos Disk

Nov 2010 mixed media on canvas 12 x 12 Project from 'Creative Paint Workshop' by Ann Baldwin.

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Program Peace
Program Peace

Autumn 2010 mixed media on canvas 20 x 20

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Sing Your Own Song
Sing Your Own Song

Autumn 2010 mixed media on canvas 8 x 8 inch

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Love Is The Cure
Love Is The Cure

Nov 2010 mixed media on canvas 8 x 8 inch

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Six Impossible Things
Six Impossible Things

Nov 2010 mixed media on canvas 8 x 8 inch

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Imperfect Offering
Imperfect Offering

Spring 2011 mixed media on canvas 20 x 20 inch Leonard Cohen's lyrics - "Ring the bells that still can ring, forget your perfect offering, there's a crack in everything, that's how the light gets in"

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Authenticity Emerging
Authenticity Emerging

Spring 2011 mixed media on canvas 30 x 24 Written contributions by Facebook friends. See 'Collaborations' page.

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Wise Woman's Insight
Wise Woman's Insight

April 2011 mixed media on canvas 20 x 16

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United We Stand
United We Stand

April 2011 mixed media on canvas 20 x 20 inch This was inspired by a dream, and then a conversation with a friend, Janice, about how Redwoods join their roots for extra support.

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Il Dolce Far Niente
Il Dolce Far Niente

(The Sweetness of Doing Nothing) Spring 2011 mixed media on canvas 20 x 16 Inspired by Elizabeth Gibert's book, 'Eat, Pray, Love'

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Guides
Guides

Summer 2011 acrylic and pastel on paper 22 x 30 A psychic told me I'd be living in Australia in a few years. A few months later, when I finished this piece, a friend said, "oh, it's all about Australia". It never occurred to me while I was painting it.

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1926 Dream
1926 Dream

June 2011 acrylic and pastel on canvas 24 x 24 inch Poem on my 'Painted Poetry' page.

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Let's Go Dancing
Let's Go Dancing

24 x 12 in ​Poem - 2010 (see painted poetry page) Painting - 2011

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Connected
Connected

Summer 2011 acrylic and pastel on paper 22 x 30 Painted while living on a horse farm.

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Drowning or Surfacing?
Drowning or Surfacing?

Summer 2011 mixed media on canvas 24 x 24 inch This painting was done mostly in the dark during my phase of outdoor night painting. I dripped a scented candle on it, but the perfume was so strong that I had to scrape it off. A hint of lemongrass and clary sage remains.

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Funny Farm
Funny Farm

Summer 2011 mixed media on canvas 60 x 48 inch

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Nurturing
Nurturing

August 2011 acrylic on canvas 20 x 16 Painted just before meeting a date who looked just like this!

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Conflicted
Conflicted

Sep 2011 acrylic and pastel on canvas 36 x 24 Some facial features of this character have been developed, but other than that the image is pretty much the result of an abstract painting.

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Rat Hat
Rat Hat

Sep 2011 acrylic and wax on canvas 24 x 18

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Spiritual Hunger
Spiritual Hunger

Sep 2011 mixed media on canvas 24 x 18

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Celebration
Celebration

Sep 2011 mixed media on canvas 30 x 24

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Immersed
Immersed

Sep 2011 acrylic on canvas 48 x 48 inch

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Holding the Space
Holding the Space

Autumn 2011 acrylic and pastel on canvas 24 x 20 inch

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Unfinished...
Unfinished...

Oct 2011 acrylic on canvas 48 x 36

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Set Fire To The Rain
Set Fire To The Rain

Autumn 2011 acrylic and wax on canvas 24 x 20 inch Inspired by a bruised heart and Adele's song by the same name.

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Inner Critic
Inner Critic

Autumn 2011 acrylic and pastel on canvas 18 x 24 inch

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Algonquin Shoreline Man
Algonquin Shoreline Man

Nov 2011 acrylic, collage on canvas 8 x 8

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No Regrets
No Regrets

Nov 2011 acrylic and pastel on canvas 8 x 8 inch

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Dicky Bird
Dicky Bird

Nov 2011 acrylic on canvas 8 x 8 inch

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Shamanic Journey
Shamanic Journey

2011 acrylic and pastel on canvas 8 x 8 inch

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Are You Listening To Your Heart?
Are You Listening To Your Heart?

Nov 2011 mixed media on canvas 8 x 8 inch

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Don't Look Back
Don't Look Back

Nov 2011 mixed media on canvas 24 x 12 inch Accompanies poem on 'Painted Poetry' page - 'Images of Yesterday'

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Flight Delayed
Flight Delayed

Christmas Day 2011 acrylic, pastel, wax on canvas 24 x 30

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New Year's Celebration
New Year's Celebration

New Year's Eve 2011 acrylic on canvas 30 x 24

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Wild Spirited
Wild Spirited

Jan 2012 mixed media on canvas 30 x 24

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Speak Your Truth
Speak Your Truth

Feb 2012 mixed media on canvas 24 x 20 inch

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Our Innate Power
Our Innate Power

Feb 2012 acrylic and pastel on canvas 20 x 20 inch I was perplexed by the strange symbol in the woman's head. My friend Janice said it looked like the symbol for radioactivity. Sure enough, the symbol is similar to the one for radio waves and apparently naturally occurring radio waves are made by lightning. Rather strange since I added the zig-zag lightning bolt image at the end, almost as an afterthought.

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Transformation
Transformation

Mar 2012 acrylic and wax on canvas 36 x 24 Poem on 'Painted Poetry' page.

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Springtime
Springtime

Mar 2012 acrylic on canvas 36 x 24 inch

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Love Heals
Love Heals

Mar 2012 acrylic and pastels on canvas 24 x 20

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Fig & Mint
Fig & Mint

Apr 2012 collage on canvas 12 x 12 This is a fig-mint of your imagination. Mint photo courtesy of Donna Galbraith.

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See With Your Heart
See With Your Heart

Apr 2012 acrylic on canvas 24 x 18

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Understanding
Understanding

Apr 2012 mixed media on canvas 24 x 30

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Jester Holds Court
Jester Holds Court

Apr 2012 mixed media on canvas 24 x 20 inch

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Wisdomkeepers
Wisdomkeepers

May 2012 acrylic, wax, watercolour on canvas 30 x 24 inch Painted while listening to 'Heathaze' by Genesis. Especially inspired by these lyrics: "The trees and I are shaken by the same wind, but whereas the trees will lose their withered leaves, I just can't seem to let them loose."

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Desire's Fire
Desire's Fire

May 2012 acrylic on canvas 24 x 20 Poem on 'Painted Poetry' page.

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2014 - 2015

 

In 2014, life led me back to Ontario. Intuitive painting and other creative pursuits provided joy, insight and a sense of purpose during this transition.

Resurgence
Resurgence

May 2014 acrylic on canvas 36 x 24 in

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Healing Hands
Healing Hands

DONATED Jul 2014 acrylic on canvas 30 x 15 in Donated to Whispering Hearts Horse Rescue. Haldimand ON

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SOLD - Shine
SOLD - Shine

Aug 2014 acrylic on canvas (with quartz crystal and copper wire) 24 x 18 in

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Dancers
Dancers

SOLD Aug 2014 acrylic on canvas (with ribbon) 24 x 30 in

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Bloom!
Bloom!

Aug 2014 acrylic on canvas 30 x 24 in

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The Tree Plea
The Tree Plea

Sep 2014 acrylic and mixed media on canvas 10 x 20 in Poem on 'Painted Poetry' page.

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Let Your Music Out
Let Your Music Out

Sep 2014 acrylic, collage, gold leaf on canvas 10 x 10 in

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Kundalini Rising
Kundalini Rising

Dec 2014 dry pigment, pastel, ribbon on canvas 20 x 16 in (mana prima technique)

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Mamas Walk on Water
Mamas Walk on Water

Dec 2014 acrylic on canvas 24 x 18 in

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Buoyed by Art
Buoyed by Art

Feb 2015 acrylic and collage on canvas 30 x 24 in

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All the Children
All the Children

DONATED Feb 2015 acrylic and collage on canvas 20 x 20 in Donated to The Minga, Dunnville ON

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Persuasion
Persuasion

Mar 2015 acrylic, collage, pencil on canvas 10 x 10 in

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Whale Wisdom
Whale Wisdom

Mar 2015 acrylic and collage on canvas 20 x 10 in Poem on 'Painted Poetry' page.

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SOLD - Soul Singing
SOLD - Soul Singing

Mar 2015 acrylic and collage on canvas 8 x 8 in

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Dance With Life
Dance With Life

Mar 2015 acrylic and pencil on canvas 30 x 24 in Poem on 'Painted Poetry' page.

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Feminine Fire
Feminine Fire

May 2015 acrylic on canvas 36 x 24 in

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Faces Galore
Faces Galore

May 2015 acrylic on canvas 36 x 24 in Find the faces keep your score then turn it around and find some more!

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Words to Live By
Words to Live By

(Peace Love Joy) May 2015 acrylic on canvas 36 x 24 in

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SOLD - Medicine Bag
SOLD - Medicine Bag

May 2015 acrylic on canvas w/leather pouch 30 x 15 in (touched up Jan 2018)

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Lit From Within
Lit From Within

Jun 2015 acrylic on canvas 30 x 15 in

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SOLD - The Deviants
SOLD - The Deviants

Jun 2015 acrylic and pencil on canvas 30 x 15 in

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Creative Spirit
Creative Spirit

Jun 2015 acrylic on canvas 30 x 15 in

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The Inner Child
The Inner Child

Jun 2015 acrylic and pencil on canvas 30 x 15 in

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What Seeds Are You Planting?
What Seeds Are You Planting?

Jun 2015 mixed media on canvas 24 x 12 in Poem on 'Painted Poetry' page.

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Cultivating Compassion
Cultivating Compassion

Sep 2015 acrylic and pastel on canvas 36 x 24 in

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Love is Blind
Love is Blind

(as it should be) Oct 2015 acrylic on canvas 30 x 15 in

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Acceptance
Acceptance

Nov 2015 acrylic on canvas 20 x 20 in

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